Milwaukee PBS KIDS Writers Contest 2020
Milwaukee PBS KIDS Writers Contest 2020 Extended Indefinitely

Due to Covid-19 the Milwaukee PBS KIDS Writers Contest 2020 deadline has been extended indefinitely. We know that many entries come from schools or after school programs. We also know that this outbreak is fluid and unpredictable. Because of those factors, we will not publish a definite deadline at this time. We expect to announce a new deadline once schools have reopened. If your stories are finished please mail them to us at the station. Don’t forget to send a self-addressed stamped envelope so your child will get their story back. Make sure you have followed the entry guidelines and you include an entry form. Please check our website often for the latest information on the contest.

It’s Not Too Late to Enter

Since many children in kindergarten through third grade are home, this is a great time to write and illustrate their own original story. Because of the extended deadline your child can still enter the contest. Here are last year’s winners. https://www.milwaukeepbs.org/Learn/2019-authors/

Feel free to email Julie at hilllej@matc.edu if you have any questions regarding the contest. We’ll post updated information as soon as we can.

Resources for Your Child

Remember if you are in need of resources for your child Milwaukee PBS has much to offer. Please check out our Learn tab for many resources for children. If you are looking for information for children regarding Covid-19 see our informational page here https://www.milwaukeepbs.org/covid19-facts/


Free Activities to Help Children Prepare at Storytelling 101

Do you know someone who loves story time and likes making up his or her own stories? If you do, you’ll want to find out more about the Milwaukee PBS KIDS Writers Contest.

The Milwaukee PBS KIDS Writers Contest offers children in kindergarten through third grade an opportunity to build critical literacy skills by creating their own stories.

The Milwaukee PBS KIDS Writers Contest is a local contest designed to promote hands-on, active learning. Students create their own stories and illustrations and submit their original work. The entries must arrive by 5 pm on March 20, 2020 at Milwaukee PBS.


Children living in the following counties should submit stories to Milwaukee PBS: Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha counties.


Judging is planned for April and winners will be notified. All other entries will be returned by May 31st if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included. Entrants may also pick up their books at Milwaukee PBS.

Milwaukee PBS encourages all students in the television viewing area, kindergarten through third grade, to participate. Milwaukee PBS appreciates the efforts of the participating students. Each entrant will receive a certificate of participation, a free pass for one visit to the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in Milwaukee and other small thank you prizes.

Click on the links below for important contest information:

Event sponsorship and support provided by:
  • Sponsor Kiwanis Club of Greater Milwaukee Logo